Brad Thor is an American author of thriller novels, with multiple New York Times bestsellers. Brad Thor’s books focus on the fictional character Scot Harvath, who is an ex-Navy Seal turned Secret Service Agent. Thor shadowed a Black Ops team in order to research his novel The Apostle. Brad is also known for making controversial political comments that always causes a lot of reaction. His novels have been published in at least 25 countries, but not Saudi Arabia, as The Last Patriot was called “Islamophobia” by former Nixon aide Robert D. Crane.

Brad Thor made his debut as a novelist in 2002 with the novel The Lions of Lucerne, which was the start of his Scot Harvath series. Since then, he has put out a new book in the series almost every year (as of this writing). Below is a list of Brad Thor’s novels in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Scot Harvath Books

Publication Order of Scot Harvath Short Stories/Novellas

Free Fall: A Prelude to Hidden Order (2013)Description / Buy at
Epilogue II: A Bonus Chapter to Hidden Order (2013)Description / Buy at
The Athens Solution (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Athena Project (2010)Description / Buy at

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Brad Thor Synopses: Takedown by Brad Thor is the fifth book in the Scot Harvath series. It’s Independence Day weekend in New York City. As thousands of holiday travelers begin to leave Manhattan, a perfectly executed terrorist attack sends the Big Apple into a maelstrom of panic and death. Amid the chaos, an elite team of foreign operatives is systematically searching for one of their own, a man so powerful that the US government refuses to acknowledge his existence and will do anything to keep him hidden. Now, with the deadliest enemy threatening the United States, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must fight his way through the burning city streets to take down an invisible terrorist mastermind with the ability to unleash worldwide chaos.

The First Commandment by Brad Thor is book 6 in the Scot Harvath series. It was six months ago when, in the dead of the night, five of the most dangerous detainees in the war on terror are pulled from their cells in Guantanamo Bay, held at gunpoint, and instructed to take off their orange jumpsuits. Handed civilian clothes and driven to the base airfield, they are loaded aboard a Boeing 727 and released.

In present day, Scot Harvath awakens to discover that his world has changed violently – and forever. A sadistic assassin with a personal vendetta is wreaking havoc of biblical proportions. Unleashing nightmarish horrors on those closest to Harvath, the attacker thrusts everything Harvath holds dear – including his life – into absolute peril.

Ordered by the president to stay out of the investigation, Harvath is forced to mount his own operation to uncover the conspiracy and to exact revenge. When he discovers a connection between the attacks and a group of prisoners secretly let run free from Guantanamo, Harvath must ask himself previously unthinkable questions about the organizations and the nation he has spent his life serving.

A renegade from his own country’s government, Harvath will place his life on the line as he looks for the truth, drawing him into a showdown with one of the most dangerous men on the planet.

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22 Responses to “Order of Brad Thor Books”

  1. cindy miller: 10 months ago

    This is the 1st book I’ve read by Brad Thor, Full Black, loved the book but not the ending, is there a another book following Full Black?


    • Graeme: 10 months ago

      Yes. We have a list above.


  2. Jeff: 3 years ago

    I love all the books but I’m looking for all the books with “The Troll” in them…if someone can point these out,I’d appreciate it.


  3. Tom Steele: 8 years ago

    Brad; love your novels. I am going cron through them and just started “Black List”. I was wondering if you were shadowing the very real George Soros in your portrail of George Standing(?) in Black List? Great stuff! Thank you!


  4. Jeanne Manton: 8 years ago

    Read my first Brad Thor in January – Lions of Lucerne. I’m hooked! Worst January book – Rick Moody Garden State.


  5. Dotti: 9 years ago

    Which Thor novel is about an attack on USA on the fourth of July?


    • michael: 9 years ago

      that would be Takedown


  6. Glenn Grey: 9 years ago

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.
    Tom Selleck IS JACK REACHER !!!!!


  7. Frank: 9 years ago

    Hello fellow readers, I’m a avid John Grisham reader.


  8. Books are me: 10 years ago

    Horrid miscasting, just horrid. Not interested in the film. I don’t want my imagination of the “giant” Reacher ruined, especially by the tiny Cruise


    • BethW: 9 years ago

      I haven’t yet read the Reacher books – though they are on my long list. Not having that physical description in my head to mess with the perception – I felt Cruise did a good job in the role. Generally speaking I’m not a fan of Tom’s acting – he doesn’t. He is Tom Cruise in different roles – which is fine as long as you understand that. This is one of those times I actually saw more of the character than the actor.
      Also, I believe TC was THE executive producer – probably why he was in the lead.


  9. Estella Bunny Howe: 11 years ago

    Very rarely do any of these books translate to the big screen. I’ll stick to going to the library and get my entertainment from there. Actually, I don’t go to moves, don’t even rent and what’s more I don’t watch TV. Books, books, and more books. However, my favorite author, Vince Flynn, recently passed away and has left a huge void in my reading. And, now they are not releasing the book he was working on before he passed away–don’t know why??? But we still have Thor, Baldacci, etc. thank God.


  10. Kcidepac: 12 years ago

    not even sure I want to read the book. I was so disappointed with Tom Cruise being picked to play Jack Reacher. In every one of his books, he refers to the size and weight of Reacher, and then he picks TC to play the part? Would he pick Danny De Vito to play Andre the Giant?


    • DealerDan: 12 years ago

      Funny you mention that as I just watched the episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia last night where Danny Devito dresses up as a wrestler – wearing a black singlet just like Andre!


  11. Patrice: 12 years ago

    I am very disappointed Tom Cruise is playing Jack Reacher…Jack is a very tall, large, good looking man…Tom has none of those traits…What were they thinking? Why didn’t they select Josh Brolin or another believeable hunk…I won’t see the movie as it will ruin my picture of Jack Reacher. So sad.


    • Bas Hendrix: 9 years ago

      Quite agree with Patrice. What were they thinking? Tom Cruise is laughable


  12. Trainmansf: 12 years ago

    A great series, at least the 1st book in the series really holds you from the start. My brother and I share a lot of our books. I’ve already queued the rest of the series for my Kindle.


  13. Guest987654321: 13 years ago

    Jack Reacher is 6’5 Brad Pitt isn’t


    • Guest987654321: 13 years ago

      sorry, tom cruise, not brad pitt.


      • DealerDan: 13 years ago

        Yeah it’s such a bizarre casting. But it’s one of those where I hope Cruise will see it as a challenge, and end up killing in the role.

        It’s always good to have some blind optimism 😉


      • John_C: 11 years ago

        Maybe the casting director is dyslexic because Tom Cruise is 5’6″ in heals.


        • Bill: 10 years ago

          Yep, and weighs about 150#


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